LOUISVILLE, Ky. –A benefit production of “The Vagina Monologues,” an award-winning play by Eve Ensler about women’s experiences, will be presented Feb. 10-12 at the University of Louisville.
The production, now in its seventh year, is sponsored by UofL’s Prevention, Education and Advocacy on Campus and in the Community (PEACC), a program working to end violence against women. This year’s production will be performed by students, faculty, staff and community members.
The performances will be 7 p.m. nightly at the Playhouse, Cardinal Boulevard between Second and Third Streets. Admission is $8 ($6 in advance) for college students with an ID and $10 for faculty, staff and community members.
The performance is part of V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of “The Vagina Monologues” and other artistic works. Last year, UofL’s performance was one of about 5,400 performed around the world.
Proceeds from this years’ event will benefit PEACC and support Haitian women. V-Day has added a spotlight monologue performance about Haitian women to this year’s program. Funds raised will be used to support domestic and sexual violence shelters and services in Haiti.
PEACC is expanding the discussion related to V-Day by hosting V-Week, a series of talks and discussions to enhance understanding of the issues discussed in “The Vagina Monologues.” A full schedule of events is available at louisville.edu/peacc.